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2018-02-072018-03-09

Director, Trust Staff Development and Engagement

Boston Childrens Hospital Trust
Boston, MA

Director, Trust Staff Development and Engagement
Boston Children's Hospital Trust


About Boston Children's Hospital
For more than 145 years, Boston Children's Hospital (Children's) has delivered the highest quality healthcare for children. Founded as a 20-bed hospital for poor urban children in 1869, Children's is now a 400-bed academic medical center that sets the bar for pediatric care, educates tomorrow's leaders in child health, enhances the health and wellbeing of children and families in the local community, and leads in research and discovery. The hospital's impressive list of medical advances ranges from the first successful remission of leukemia (in 1947) to groundbreaking fetal heart surgery

Children's is New England's regional referral center for pediatrics and a safety net hospital for the most critically ill children and those from low-income families. Its caregivers and researchers partner with neighboring communities to address the most pressing child health concerns ? from obesity and asthma to mental health. The hospital trains more pediatricians and has a larger research program than any other pediatric hospital.As a not-for-profit, it invests all resources in its treatment, research, training, and community missions.

With over 26,000 inpatient admissions and more than 600,000 visits to the hospital's outpatient clinics and emergency department each year, Children's offers a complete range of health care services for children - from birth through 21 years of age (and older in special cases). Boston Children's Hospital is the only pediatric hospital in America to be ranked in the top three in all ten specialties inU.S. News and World Report's Best Children's Hospitals report, and is ranked #1 in seven of the ten specialties. The Centers for Brain, Cancer and Blood Diseases, Heart, Orthopedics, and Pediatric Transplant distinguish Children's amongst the best in the world, attracting patient families from Boston, across the nation and around the globe

Boston Children's Hospital is home to the world's largest research enterprise based at a pediatric hospital. Its national centers for stem cell research, cardiovascular research, neurosciences, vascular biology, cellular and molecular medicine, informatics, and genetics/genomics position it top among NIH funded institutions and attract the best physician-scientists who come to advance breakthroughs in basic and clinical science.

The collaboration between clinical researchers and basic scientists has repeatedly changed the face of medicine: the first measles vaccine, the first complete remission of leukemia, and the first procedures to fix a child's heart are just a few examples of the advances that resulted from this partnership. Today, Boston Children's researchers are restoring hearing to deaf mice, using a baby's own cells to save her heart, curing children born with "bubble boy disease" and making other breakthrough discoveries that will transform how we diagnose, treat and prevent disease

About Boston Children's Hospital Trust
In 1998, the Children's Board of Trustees approved the creation of the Boston Children's Hospital Trust (the Trust) to promote philanthropic investment for the benefit of the Hospital. The Trust seeks new synergies with staff and programs to achieve the best fundraising outcomes. Today, the Trust employs over 130 Development staff and continues to be a rapidly growing, dynamic organization. Its faculty partnerships continue to be among the strongest in pediatric academic medical centers, and many senior physician-scientists at Children's consistently give significant time and attention to philanthropic purposes

Since its inception, the Trust has attracted the most invested of volunteers and the most experienced of staff. The Trust's staff ? whether gift officers or the researchers, writers, event planners and others who support them ? are deeply committed to both the hospital's mission and professional excellence. These professionals lead with the vision to be the best. They operate in a supportive environment that prizes innovation, encourages collaboration, and provides unsurpassed opportunities for growth to those who strive to be the best they can. As illustration, most members of the Trust's senior team have 10+ years of tenure with Children's; and there has been significant promotion to leadership positions. The Boston Children's Hospital Trust Board is among the most committed, generous, innovative, and engaged boards in the city of Boston and well beyond. Trust programming ranges from principal gifts to third party special events and is backed by a well-supported operations team and infrastructure

In the last ten years, the Trust has increased giving from $49M to $150M a year, leading its peers nationally in pediatric fundraising. Boston Children's Hospital Trust has a remarkable record of exceeding its own stretch goals every year, and the current Dream. Dare. Deliver campaign is helping to ensure that Boston Children's Hospital will continue to transform pediatric healthcare.

About the Position
Reporting to the Vice President of Operations and serving as a strategic partner with the Trust executive team, the Director oversees the Trust's organizational development and talent management program, supporting a world-class team of fundraising professionals. S/he is responsible for a comprehensive program encompassing onboarding, professional development, engagement and retention. The Director works closely with the Trust executive team to ensure the program's alignment with Trust values, staffing needs and performance goals. S/he will be an essential resource for Trust executive and senior management regarding staff and departmental planning, learning development, performance management, and staff engagement and satisfaction. S/he will leverage his/her own experience in fundraising as well as best practices to develop onboarding and training programs specific to Trust policies and procedures as well as industry-standard skills, knowledge, and competencies. S/he works closely with the Manager of Trust Administration as well as the Trust's assigned contacts in Hospital HR on all matters related to talent management. The Director is responsible for developing new systems, strategies, and policies to increase staff effectiveness and retention, in service of the Trust goal to be the workplace of choice within Boston-area (and beyond) fundraising landscape

Key Responsibilities
The Director will:

Lead the Trust's staff training, development and engagement programs, encompassing onboarding, skill-specific training, professional and leadership development, team-building, and staff recognition and celebration initiatives
Partner with the Trust executive team, as well as Trust senior managers, to identify talent management needs and to set priorities for new programs or strategies
Work closely with the Trust's assigned contacts in Hospital HR to ensure alignment with Hospital practice while also representing the Trust's diverse and unique business needs
Oversee the Trust's learning development and performance management programs, including the accuracy and currency of job descriptions, clear career paths, effective performance appraisal and coaching programs. Builds strong partnerships with colleagues across the Trust to understand their business needs and to advance onboarding strategies and development programs to meet those needs.
Take on special projects, strategic analyses, and other duties as assigned
Key Qualifications
The Director will have:
10 to 15 years broad professional experience, ideally bringing together a combination of fundraising with significant management experience. Experience in the development profession required
Demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication; strong interpersonal skills; ability to foster respectful communication and collaboration
Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines
Experience and demonstrated leadership in one or more industry associations (e.g., AFP, Woodmark, CASE)
Experience working in a fast-paced, team oriented, environment with quickly shifting priorities
Ability to maintain discretion and the highest ethical and professional standards while dealing with confidential information required
Master's degree is preferred

All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Please email your cover letter and resume in confidence to:
BCHTDDE@developmentguild.com

Tracy Marshall
senior Vice President of Executive Search Services
Development Guild DDI


For more information about Boston Children's Hospital, please visit www.childrenshospital.org

For more information about Boston Children's Hospital Trust and the Dare.Dream.Deliver campaign, please visit www.giving.childrenshospital.org






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